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Murder accused granted bail

By MULENGA MUSONDA

A 52-YEAR-OLD peasant farmer arraigned in court on accusations of conspiring to kill three people has been given bail by the Choma Magistrates Court.

In this matter, Saviours Muchimba is facing one count of conspiracy to murder contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Allegations are that Muchimba with Gistro Munachoonga, Kangokwa Alfred, Bulundo Mangaila and Matron Mulota conspired to murder Oliver Hanzila, Daniel Muntanga and Fines Chipapa Chikwani.

The alleged conspiracy is said to have occurred between July 27 and 31 in Choma and the accused person who was apprehended on July 31has continued to remain in custody.

When he appeared for explanation of the charge before Principal Resident Magistrate Idah Mupemo, Muchimba informed the court that he understood the charge read to him.

Magistrate Mupemo who seemed displeased for the lengthy period that the accused person had stayed in custody without a court appearance appealed to the State to issue instructions without delay.

She also granted Muchimba bail in the sum of K5, 000 in his own recognisance and allowed the adjournment application from Senior Public Prosecutor Charles Chinzai to January 6, 2021 for a mention and possible committal to the High Court.

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